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Canning Question

I remember Lovina speaking of buying canning lids in bulk? Does anyone have a good source? 

The cherries..

I went to Ulysses,PA yesterday to pick my order of cherries from the Amish. It is a very small town in next door Potter county. I have known of the Amish there for years,but did not realize how large the settlement actually is! The girl who I spoke of previously that called,is indeed young. I would guess her age about 14. She was in charge of distribution,and was very adept at it! There were 3 younger boys,her brothers,that carried orders to people's cars. The boy that carried my 30# was no more than 6 or 7. Their father came in while I was there..he seemed very friendly. He has a metal working shop,so I shared that my hubby has one as well. He seemed interested, but had to go because of so many customers! They go to Lake Ontario to get the cherries,and bring them back by truck....I was amazed at the amount that they had!! The houses were all neat as a pin, and the area is so pretty. I had to go alone,so I got no photos....BUT! next week,my daughter,her 2 boys and I are driving back to get some!! She does better with a digital camera than I do,so as soon as we get them,I will share them! There also seemed to be some small shops there,within the homes. I can't believe that only 38 miles away is all of that,and I never knew it!! Where I was yesterday is on the other side of Ulysses from where we went to the farm auction a few months back. I thought those were the only Amish up there...boy what a surprise!!


Just got back from vacation in NC.  Beautiful weather up until Tues.  Then the heat wave.  I came home on Wed. (7th).  When I reached the Richmond area at noon it was already 105. Wasn't much cooler here either at 7pm.

While in Wilmington we toured downtown and the waterfront.  Had ice cream at Kilwins...could go back just for that...LOL. When we came out  we ran into (almost literaly) a group of Amish people.  Just young ones.  I  think maybe they were about 20 years old.  I was not expecting to see Amish in downtown Wilminton and my nephew said he never has seen Amish in this area before.  They looked to be having a good time sightseeing anyway as we saw them looking over at the USS North Carolina.

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July.  I am going to make it a tradtion to go down every year..until I can't drive. 



Kevin's Cats

I just read the e-mail about the mamma cat and her baby, and they are adorable! I would love to take them both, but I have a 5 year old male cat who is very jealous, so it wouldn't be a good idea for me!

Good luck in finding both of them a home, and again I wish I could take them, but Toby wouldn't like it. Laughing


A few months back I attended one of Kevin's seminars. It was very informative and there were a lot of questions and answers. After the meeting was over and I had the opportunity to talk with him one on one. I told him that my father was a member of the Lions Club, and  after driving Dad to the meetings for the past four years when his sight was lost they made me a member. When I asked him if he would speak at the Lions Club he said yes. It was a great meeting and we all had a good time and a large turn out. Dad has Amish friends that have a Bakery so we gave everyone Whoopie Pies for dessert (Chocolate & Pumpkin).

Thank you again Kevin-------   Barb

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